Police to investigate Wheesung after singer found unconscious

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Police to investigate Wheesung after singer found unconscious

Singer Wheesung was found unconscious after possibly taking sleep-inducing drugs on Tuesday evening, police said on Wednesday.

According to police, they found the 38-year-old singer lying unconscious on the floor of a bathroom in Songpa District, southern Seoul, when they arrived at the scene at 8:30 p.m.

They found a plastic bag containing syringes and bottles filled with unidentified liquid.

The police confirmed it was Wheesung and brought him to a local police station.

He tested negative on a drug test conducted at the station, but police say it is likely that he used a type of sleep-inducing drug that’s not classified as a narcotic.

The singer was sent home and will be summoned for an investigations in the near future.

The police said they were investigating Wheesung for illegal drug use on March 26. He is accused of abusing the powerful anesthetic propofol.

By Yoon So-yeon
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